Razor Shell (move)

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Razor Shell
シェルブレード Shell Blade
Razor Shell.png
Type  Water
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  75
Accuracy  95%
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  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Razor Shell (Japanese: シェルブレード Shell Blade) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation V.


Razor Shell inflicts damage and has a 50% chance of lowering the target's Defense stat by one stat level.


Games Description
The user cuts its target with sharp shells. This attack may also lower the target's Defense stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water 32 ''''
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water 17 ''''
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water 17 ''''
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water 17 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Ash Oshawott Razor Shell charge.png Ash Oshawott Razor Shell.png Burgundy Dewott Razor Shell.png Cameron Samurott Razor Shell.png
Charging Oshawott Dewott Samurott
The user's shell glows yellow and leaves a blue trail behind, it hits the opponent with great force using it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
502 Dewott Dewott crosses its arms in front of its chest and touches the ends of the two scalchops on its legs using the hand from the opposite side of its body. When it touches the scalchops, they start to glow yellow. Dewott then slashes the opponent with the scalchops in an 'X'-like fashion. As it slashes, the scalchops leave behind a light blue trail of energy, or Dewott crosses its arms in front of its chest and grabs the two scalchops on its legs using the hand from the opposite site from its body. When it grabs the scalchops, they both start to glow yellow and a light blue aura appears around them. The aura then stretches and hardens, forming into two curved blades of energy. Dewott then slashes the opponent with the blades.
Unknown Trainer's Dewott The Battle Club and Tepig's Choice! Debut
Burgundy's Dewott A Connoisseur's Revenge! None
Hiroto's Dewott BW115 None
501 Oshawott Oshawott grabs the scalchop on its stomach it starts to glow brightly. A light blue aura also appears around the scalchop and Oshawott swings the scalchop once. When it does, the aura around the scalchop stretches and hardens behind it, forming into an energy blade. Oshawott then slashes the opponent with it.
Ash's Oshawott Dreams by the Yard Full! None
503 Samurott Samurott reaches across to its other arm and draws its seamitar from its sheath on the side of it. When it draws it, the whole sword glows light blue and the sword grows slightly longer. Samurott then slashes the opponent with the seamitar.
Leeku's Samurott White—Victini and Zekrom
Black—Victini and Reshiram
Cameron's Samurott The Road to Humilau! None

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 貝殼刀 Bèikédāo
France Flag.png French Coquilame
Germany Flag.png German Kalkklinge
Italy Flag.png Italian Conchilama
South Korea Flag.png Korean 셸블레이드 Shell Blade
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Lâmina de Concha
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Concha Afilada (Prior to BW031)
Caparaconcha Afilada
Spain Flag.png Spain Concha Filo

Variations of the move Crush Claw
Physical Crush ClawRazor Shell

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